|Martin Luther King at Santa Rita 1968 - Pacifica Radio Archives|
Martin Luther King at Santa Rita / produced by Colin Edwards. Description: King's speech at a demonstration supporting anti-war activitists imprisoned at the Santa Rita rehabilitation center. MARTIN LUTHER KING AT SANTA RITA produced by Colin Edwards. RECORDED: Santa Rita, California, 14 Jan. 1968. BROADCAST: KPFA, 15 Jan. 1968. (23 min.)BB1460 Pacifica Radio Archives.
Keywords: king; demonstration; activist; vietnam; pacifica
Downloads: 1,642 (1 review)
|Jane Fonda on Vietnam|
Jane Fonda speaks at the University of California in Berkeley on January 29, 1973. She gives an anti-war speech at a rally for Pat Chenoweth, a soldier facing charges of mutiny in Vietnam. The tape is courtesy of the Chenoweth Defense Committee. She speaks about the Mekong Delta, Nixon's role, and the resilience and strength of the Vietnamese. Fonda reads a few excerpts from one of the chief negotiators of the Provisional Revolutionary Government of South Vietnam in Paris which talks about the n...
Downloads: 310 (3 reviews)
|Discovering being gay / produced by Ronald Gold.|
Cathy White, Bernadette Smith, Richard Persky, members of Gay Youth in NYC, discuss their experiences as gay and lesbian youths. Among the topics discussed are the effect of homophobia on LGBT youth; societal expectations of masculinity/femininity and homosexuality; the choice of being gay; relationships between homosexuals and heterosexuals; gay bars; and racism. Ronald Gold moderates.
Keywords: Gold, Ronald; Youth -- Attitudes; Teenagers -- Sexuality; Gay teenagers; Gays -- Sexuality
Downloads: 67 (1 review)
|Bill of Rights Radio Education Project: The Second Amendment - Interpretations and Misinte - Pacifica Radio Archives|
ARCHIVE NUMBER: PZ0047.01 Guns, Weapons: The Right to Bear Arms. Ten of thousands of people are killed every year in the United States by guns. Hundreds of thousands are wounded. Countless others are threatened by them. Are all these deaths and injuries the price we must pay to preserve our constitutional right to bear arms? Or does the Second Amendment only guarantee that right to a specifically organized militia? Produced by David Selvin...
Keywords: Second Amendment; gun control; right to bear arms; bill of rights radio education project
Downloads: 333 (1 review)
|Meg Christian performs at the Women's Music Festival|
Meg Christian performs at the Women's Music Festival just after the release of her album Turning it over, on Olivia Records.
Downloads: 195 (1 review)
|A conversation with music / JoAnn Falletta (part 1 of 2)|
KPFK's Jude McGee presents a two-hour special for International Women's Day on women composers in classical music with in-studio guest JoAnn Falletta, conductor of the Women's Philharmonic. Falletta talks about the great women composers from the baroque period through to contemporary times and her work with the National Women Composers Resource Center. The Women's Philharmonic plays Ellen Zwilich's "Concerto grosso 1985", Marianna Martines' "Sinfonia in C", Camilla de Rossi's "Il sacrificio del ...
Downloads: 47 (1 review)
|Say It LOUD: New Songs For Peace - Pacifica Radio Archives and The Polemic Consortium|
Pacifica Radio Archives and The Polemic Consortium presents "Say It LOUD: New Songs For Peace." The Polemic Consortium is Mark Torres, Gomez, Bulldog Music composed by Gomez and Bulldog Mixed and produced by Mark Torres 01. Ed Asner 02. I Want All of My Daughters to be Like Maxine Waters - Maxine Waters (D-CA), Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) 03. Damn Some Money - Muhammad Ali 04. Bin Bush - Michael Moore 05...
Keywords: Ed Asner; Maxine Waters; Dennis Kucinich; Muhammad Ali; Michael Moore; Gore Vidal; Tariq Ali; Angela Davis; Fannie Lou Hamer; Thich Nhat Hanh; Greg Palast; Lily Tomlin; Huey Newton; Dr. Helen Caldicott; Che Guevara; John Coltrane; Wounded Knee; George Jackson; Mumia Abu-Jamal; Malcolm X; James Baldwin; Adriene Rich; Langston Hughes; H. Rap Brown; Elijah Muhammad; Bayard Rustin; Rosa Parks; Paul Robeson; Jean-Bertrand Aristide; Cesar Chavez; Dolores Huerta; United Farm Workers; Voice from the Chicano Moratorium
Downloads: 3,941 (1 review)
|Don Juan the Sorcerer - Carlos Castaneda interviewed by Theodore Roszak - Pacifica Radio Archives|
DON JUAN THE SORCERER - Carlos Castaneda interviewed by Theodore Roszak. Author of "The Teachings of Don Juan" discusses his experiences with hallucinogenic substances used under the guidance of his Yaqui Indian teacher, don Juan Matus. BROADCAST: KPFA, 30 Jan. 1969.(37 min.) BB2038 Pacifica Radio Archives.
Keywords: castaneda; hallucinogen; mushrooms; peyote; roszak; matus; pacifica
Downloads: 4,212 (1 review)
|Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas - Pacifica Radio Archives|
Author Alice B. Toklas reads from her autobiography; includes her "Recipe for Hashish Fudge". Recorded: from a Campus recording. 1963 BB1178 Pacifica
Keywords: toklas; hashish; pacifica; stein; fudge; pot
Downloads: 1,425 (1 review)
|BB1324 News report on the Tet offensive. - Pacifica Radio Archives|
Dale Minor from Vietnam. Recorded by WBAI reporters in Vietnam, 1968. Description: News report on the Tet offensive. BB1324.
Keywords: pacifica; revolution; ecology; war; tet; vietnam
Downloads: 1,107 (1 review)
|DAME EDITH EVANS interviewed by Bob Sitton 1968 - Pacifica Radio Archives|
DAME EDITH EVANS interviewed by Bob Sitton. SERIES: The Movies no. 3 - Dame Edith Evans discusses her film, "The Whisperers". RECORDED: 25 Sept. 1967. BROADCAST: WBAI, 3 June 1968.(28 min.) BB3821.03 Pacifica Radio Archives.
Keywords: sitton; film; evans; whisperer; pacifica
Downloads: 301 (1 review)
|Claire Clouzot discusses FACES - Pacifica Radio Archives|
Seymour Cassell discusses John Cassavetes and his film "Faces" with Claire Clouzot. 1968. BB5151 Pacifica Radio Archives.
Keywords: film; cassavetes; clouzot; pacifica; rowlands; faces; independent; director
Downloads: 502 (1 review)
|The street / Jimmy Ryan (part 2 of 3)|
Continued from part one: Ryan discusses getting mugged and how the criminal justice system works to discredit the accounts of gay-bashing victims based on their sexuality. Phone calls from listeners recounting their personal experiences of violence on and around Christopher Street. The hosts discuss what could be done to improve Christopher Street, how to help "derelict" members of the gay community who aren't getting the support system that they need, and the integration of newer heterosexual r...
|Degrees (Episode 12 of 14)|
The 99.5 Radio Theatre partnered with Theatre Genesis to present this new play to WBAI listeners. *Degrees*, by George Birimisa, was first produced in 1966 by the Off-Off-Broadway group at St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bouwerie, and was adapted for 99.5 Radio Theatre by George Birimisa and Charles Lewis. The play deals with the tangled situation confronted by a young New York doctor, his roommate, and a girl...
Keywords: Radio plays; George Birimisa; St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery (New York; N.Y.)
|The People With AIDS Coalition (Episode 4 of 4)|
David Rothenberg interviews Chris Babcock and Kathy Underhill of the People With AIDS Coalition. Babcock and Underhill talk about the resources that PWAC offers to people with AIDS.
|Grant Track 1 - Pacifica Radio Archives|
Keywords: Track 1
|Harlan county USA / Nancy Barker and Hart Perry|
Barry Parker from WPFW's Film Exchange interviews Nancy Barker and Hart Perry, respectively the director of editing and principal cinematographer of Barbara Kopple's 1977 documentary Harlan County USA. The two discuss how they came to be involved in the film's production and about the scene in the film where strikebreakers attacked the film crew.
|Exploring the arts in the Bay Area: experimental film|
Laura Malamut moderates a discussion between James Broughton, James Schofill, Tom Bullins, Michael Stewart, and Edith Kramer about the Bay Area experimental film scene. Among the topics discussed are where the audiences for experimental cinema are, whether or not there is actually an experimental film community in the Bay Area, and the "8mm revolution". Produced by students from San Francisco State University.
|The New York music company (Episode 23 of 33, Part 2 of 2)|
Performance of 20th century vocal, electronic and chamber music at WBAI's Free Music Store on April 14, 1972. Part 2 of this recording features three short Hungarian dances by composer Ferenc Farkas (1915-2000), performed by the Halas Woodwind Quintet; a song by Itsuro Shimoda, Japanese folk singer; and Randy Madison introduces Inferno, a fourteen-piece rock band, who perform their titular song, Time is laughing, and Love, the rhythm of the world...
Keywords: Electronic music; Woodwind quintets; Choral singing; The New York Music Company
|Pacifica's coverage of policy concerning homosexuality in the armed forces: day 3 (part 2 of 3)|
Part two of Pacifica Radio's coverage of the United States Senate Armed Forces Committee's hearings concerning openly gay and lesbian servicemembers in the US military. Witnesses include Dr. David Segal, Dr. Judith Stiehm, Dr. Charles Moskos and Lieutenant General Calvin A.H. Waller (Ret.). Senators who speak include Sen. J. James Exon (D-NE), Sen. Strom Thurmond (R-SC), Sen. Sam Nunn (D-GA), Sen. John Warner (R-VA), Sen...
|Local lesbian musicians (Part 3 of 3)|
Unsigned lesbian musicians perform their original material with host Lori Medigovich. Artists and their songs include Sophia "Carrying the load," Kelly Conway "Don't be gone too long," Jennifer James "The silence of forbidden," Marcia Lost "I feel like flying," Jessie X "Obstinance," Madelyn "Stay," and Julie Dagel "We're gonna win the cup."
|A diary in topaz (Episode 25 of 29)|
The Word Players perform this play for radio written especially for the Word Players by American playwright Kenneth Lillquist. The story is a love affair, told with voices of Light and Darkness. Cast includes Gil Jardine, Sherry Pockell, and Edgar Walker as the Voices of Light; and David Haight and Ann Rivers as the Voices of Darkness. Directed by Baird Searles, technical production by Barry Singer...
Keywords: Searles; Baird; Lillquist; Kenneth; Radio plays
|The velvet sledgehammer|
Women's news with Judy Pasternak for the week of March 7, 1985, incorporating KPFA's Majority Report. Subjects discussed: Katherine Davenport reports on a new law in Montana requiring insurance companies to charge men and women the same rates for the same coverage, including an interview with Ann Brodsky of the Women's Lobbyist Fund in Helena, Montana (00:04:42); Ginny Burson and Karen Sondheim on women's occupational safety and health issues (00:11:23); interview by Mimi Rosenberg with Eileen C...
|Vancouver lecture #1 : dictation and "A Textbook of Poetry" / Jack Spicer|
Jack Spicer delivers his first Vancouver lecture, "Dictation and 'A Textbook of Poetry'", recorded at Warren Tallman's house in 1965. A complete transcript of this talk is available in Peter Gizzi, ed., The house that Jack built: the collected lectures of Jack Spicer (Middleton, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1998, 24-42). Contains Spicer reading excerpts from "A Textbook of Poetry."
|Howard Johnson's grand coming-out party for the tuba (Episode 4 of 33, Part 2 of 2)|
A live broadcast from WBAI's Free Music Store on December 4, 1971 organized by tuba player Howard Johnson (1941-). Substructure performs Operation soul, Been working too hard, Hold to God's unchanging hands, This Christmas (joined by Toby Hanks on tuba), (You make me feel like) a natural woman (with Yvonne Fletcher on vocals) and a composition written by Johnson called Here comes sonny man. The evening concludes with a grand finale of She's too heavy, featuring fourteen tubas...
Keywords: MUSIC; Johnson; Howard; 1941-; Hanks; Toby; Tuba ensembles
|CIA Town Meeting with Victor Marchetti, Bella Abzug, Allan Cranston|
Recording includes Victor Marchetti making statement about the CIA investigation, Q and A with Bella Abzug, Alan Cranston and others. Also see BC2269A and BC2269B for more information. Stanley Sheinbaum moderates. Broadcast on KPFK on May 30, 1975.
|Grant Track 7 - Pacifica Radio Archives|
Keywords: Track 7
|Claire Clouzot interviews Alan Arkin 1968 - Pacifica Radio Archives|
Actor Alan Arkin discusses his role in the film "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter"; interviewed by Claire Clouzot, 1968. (19min) BB5186 Pacifica Radio Archives.
Keywords: clouzot; acting; arkin; drama; film; deaf; mute; tragedy; locke
|The car top rally.|
The recording consists of actuality of student protests against new campus rules at University of California, Berkeley. A speech is delivered regarding the administration suspending students who participate in the demonstration, and the need for students to stick together. Dick Norman invites opposition speakers. A speech is given on the complexity of the issues that the students are proposing regarding questions of ownership and money...
|Being Black in America (in the '90s) / Sonia Sanchez|
Sonia Sanchez, teacher poet, essayist, dramatist, and storyteller, delivers two short talks for Black women students: "Development of Social Values and the Birth of a Poet" and "Women in Search of Truth" at the first annual meeting of Associated Women Students Commission (AWSC) of Cal State Long Beach. On this tape, Sanchez relates a tale from her father about Black pilots in the '40s. and makes an urgent plea for education to empower young people to meet today's realities...
|Logos (Episode 3 of 3)|
Performance by Logos at KPFT's Free Music Store on September 21, 1972. Logos (pronounced Lah-gahs) consists of Truett Tidwell, keyboards and ARP synthesizer; Paul Bauer, guitar and ARP synthesizer; Rick Thigpen, bass, flute, keyboard and vocals; Steve Adams, bass, flute, guitars, keyboards and vocals, and Jim Lemon on drums. The group composed the music, similar to the jazz/rock-on-synthesizer that several English groups are working in and that Joseph Byrd pioneered in America...
Keywords: Tidwell; Truett; Bauer; Paul; Thigpen; Rick; MUSIC
|Readings from two University of California, Berkeley faculty reports|
According to the interim report, Academic Senate Emergency Executive Committee meets with regents on December 17, 1964. On December 18, 1964, Regents declared that advocacy or content of speech will not be restricted beyond the purview of the First and Fourteenth Amendments. Regents establish a committee that will meet with students and faculty regarding matters of campus political activity, with the intent of providing maximum freedom with responsibility...
|The birth of Venus (Episode 6 of 29)|
Performance of a play by Frank Moffett Mosier, taking place in the 12th century, that concerns a visit by the Baron Paolo di Stefano to the Princess Andrina of Naples while her husband is away fighting the Turks, and gives a wry look at the medieval ideal of courtly love. The cast includes Linda Phillips as Andrina, Eugenie Snell as Francesca, Bill Wiley as Giovanni and Joseph M. Hamer as Paolo. Original music composed and performed by Marilyn Scheuer...
Keywords: Mosier; Frank Moffett; Radio adaptations
|Art reviewed : Lee Waisler|
Paul Lion interviews painter Lee Waisler who dumped a truckload of three tons of manure in front of the Los Angeles Times in reaction to an unfavorable review of his paintings and discusses art reviews. Waisler wanted to demonstrate to other artists that it is possibly to respond to the media in a constructive, nonviolent action. Lion reads a couple of reviews, one of someone else's work and one of Waisler's work...
|Bernadette Mayer reads at the Ear Inn|
Poet Bernadette Mayer (1945 - ) reads selections from her two recent books, "Utopia" and "Mid-Winter Day" at the Ear Inn in NYC on June 7th, 1986. Mark Weiss introduces her. She reads "Dear amended return acknowledgee" (00:01:28), "The tragic condition of the Statue of Liberty" (00:02:50); "People get ready blow ups happen, or Mikhail Gorbachev's premature ejaculation"(00:04:52); "The presence of one who sometimes leaves a place" (00:09:10); "Catskill eagle" (00:10:16); poem by Mayer's daughter,...
|Gavin Parker, George Stass and Johnny Valiant|
Host Fred Geobold reveals his struggles with cancer. Musicians Gavin Parker and George Stass perform live in the studio. Former professional wrestler (ne John Sullivan) performs a monologue from his one-man show "An Evening with Johnny Valiant". Evan Ginzburg of wrestlingthenandnow.com recaps the past weekend's arts events.
|Noon rallies following Greek Theater|
Tracks 1 & 2: University Students for Law and Order (USLO) rally; interview with Robert Dussault (see also AZ1390). Track 3: Unidentified faculty chair reporting on a meeting of departmental chairs (see also AZ1390). Track 4-Track 5: Bruce Hinsdale[sp?] reporting from outside the Santa Rita Rehabilitation Center. He interviews Robert Middle, Susan Troopman[sp?] who discusses her experience in the jail, Carol Nussinov[sp?] (see also AZ 1390)...
WBAI's Janet Coleman speaks with Yoko Ono by phone about her latest album, Blueprints for a Sunrise. She talks about how the events of September 11th, 2001, the women's struggle and the experience of war have informed her creative process.
|The Hopi Speak - Pacifica Radio Archives|
The Hopi speak - my country 'tis of thy people you're dying, produced by Mona Spangler and Mitchell Harding. Recorded: June 1968. Documentary examining the difficulties facing Native Americans. Includes interviews with Hopi spiritual leaders. (63 min.) BB4596 Pacifica Radio Archives.
Keywords: hopi; spiritual; spangler; harding; native; pacifica
|Bishop Desmond Tutu interviewed by Kris Welch|
Kris Welch interviews Bishop Desmond Tutu, a South African activist and the first black Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town. Welch mentions his book, "Rainbow People of God : Making of a Peaceful Revolution" which is a chronological documentary collection of his speeches, sermons, and letters from 1976 to 1994.
|Truett Tidwell (Episode 2 of 3)|
Performance at KPFT's Free Music Store featuring Truett Tidwell, ARP synthesizer; Paul Bauer, guitar and ARP; Pat Brennan, mini-Moog; Rick Thigpen, flute and bass; and Jim Lemon, drums, playing avant-rock n' roll. During a tuning session, the audience and band members discuss technical details and specifications of the band's electronic instruments. Songs include Aorus; Soft; Mouthpiece; and a synthesized electronic jam...
Keywords: Tidwell; Truett; MUSIC; Home Grown Free Music Store; Avant garde music; Synthesizer music
|Dear brother Erika / Erika Seastrom ; interviewed by Bonnie Bellow|
Erika Seastrom, a member for 20 years of the Printers Union, describes her life working under terrible conditions in an almost entirely male trade. Seastrom describes the working conditions in New York City print shops, the extreme health hazards to employees, and the way in which she was harassed by men because she wore a skirt to work.Contains sensitive language. Contains recorded music.
|Grant Track 2 - Pacifica Radio Archives|
Keywords: Track 2
|The spiritual and political significance of Chanukah|
Arthur Waskow, Director of Shalom Jewish Peace Center in Philadelphia, talks with Joel Gamon about Chanukah as both a religious and a political event. He traces the history of Chanukah, from the 100 BC Maccabee's liberation of the Holy Temple from Syrian and Solukian Empires. Chanukah emerged from those events at the darkest time of the year. It means a re-dedication of the desecrated temple, and 8 days of light during the darkest part of winter...
|The car top rally|
Actuality of the student protest against new campus rules at University of California, Berkeley, that captures some of the following activities: approximately 7:25 pm, with President Kerr and Chancellor Strong watching from the steps of Sproul Hall (the crowd was unaware of their presence), Mario Savio proposes a meeting to be held the following Monday at the Sproul Hall steps between the UC Berkeley administration and the students...
|Larry Kropp talks about the arrests at Sproul Hall|
Larry Kropp, a Math TA at U.C. Berkeley, describes the protesters' and police officers' behavior at Sproul Hall during the arrests. He says that the protesters were peaceful and did not resist arrest. The U.C. campus police and Berkeley police were peaceful and professional, but certain members of the Oakland and Alameda police were unprofessional and unnecessarily brutal. He goes on to describe the brutal treatment by a police officer on one protester on the bus after the arrests...
|Grant Track 10 - Pacifica Radio Archives|
Keywords: Track 10
|How pleasant to know Mr. Lear (Episode 11 of 14)|
A dramatic reading of some lesser-known works by Edward Lear (1812-1888), English author, illustrator and poet who is known mostly for his nonsense poetry and prose. Among the works read are the "Nonsense Cookery" and "Eclogue". The readers are Myrna Charles, Kathleen Dalton, Mike Hodel, Larry Holpp and John Wilson. Selection and direction by Baird Searles; technical production by Sam Sanders. Contains 13 seconds of test tone at beginning of recording...
Keywords: Lear; Edward; 1812-1888; Radio adaptations
|In the Willoughby nursing home with the Willoughby gospel singers.|
Interview with members of the Willoughby Gospel Singers, a group of senior citizens who reside at the Willoughby Nursing Home in Brooklyn, NY. They perform "I'm so gray" and "Does Jesus care?" among other gospel numbers.
|Ganienkeh : for the generations to come / produced by Tim McGovern.|
Ganienkeh, also known as the "Land of the Flint," is the ancestral territory of the Mohawk Nation which is located in the New York Adirondack Preserve. Speakers examine the treaties, incidents, and struggles amongst the traditional Mohawk community.